StudioKees is a Dutch Industrial Design Studio founded in 2009 by Odin Visser and Jaap Huijgen.
Our expertise in Design and Engineering is infused with a vast dose of curiosity and persistence. We strive to strip away the clutter and reach a level of Advanced Minimalism, both functionally as aesthetically. We believe minimalism needs a certain degree of leading-edge solutions to prevent boredom and become interesting and relevant.
Our main focus is consumer products for daily use, which varies from Bike Lighting to Wine Preserving Carafes and from Wall luminaires to Laundry racks.
First and above all, with a personal approach. We are proud to be small, because by being small we can keep communication personal. From the first meeting until the product launch, its the 2 of us you work with.
A good solution starts with defining the essential questions. So we analyse and ask questions before we start giving answers. We believe the right question should be answered with a simple solution, yet enticing to be heard. Next to that we are practical guys from the University of Technology Delft. We love to create stuff, because experiencing is believing! After building prototypes, testing is key. Dare to take it into the real world makes you learn so much more than when you stay behind your desk.
Our shared design experience of roughly 20 years gives us the confidence to make mistakes, learn and get better. Next to our own expertises, we have a large network of external complementary specialists and suppliers, which enables us to offer a full spectrum of solutions.
Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form
it’s often a bit boring but it’s extremely important to have clear common goal so we take time to get it straight before we start
Inventing takes time and different viewing angles and very important > we go outside, inventions are rarely made behind our desks
we make it clean and effective but still interesting, advanced minimalistic.
we make a lot, you can never make too many protypes
We strip away the clutter, minimal solutions are always the best
DO IT! and as early as possible, it’s confronting, scarry but extremely useful
we visit and involve our suppliers as early as possible
we are most comfortable if we can run the whole project including project management to keep communication clear and effective
we stand next to the machines during test runs until we are satisfied
We develop QC together with manufacturers based on the ISO 2859-1 sampling plan